Defense Base Act Resources
Many, many articles about Defense Base Act Resources. Created in 1941, the Defense Base Act law provides medical coverage, compensation, and the right to choose your own doctor. The DBA covers those who work overseas as civilian contractors for private employers Department of Defense firms working on foreign military bases for the U.S. government, or who work on contracts approved and funded by the U.S. Government. Anyone injured on the job and who is denied medical care has the right to an attorney who is paid by the insurer or the employer, not by the individual. Garfinkel Schwartz has provided civilian contractors with DBA defense help since 1976.
Hi I’m Brian Wiklendt with Garfinkel Schwartz. I’m coming to you today from our Maitland Florida office which is a suburb of Orlando. We also have offices in Cocoa Beach Florida on the space coast. But we do travel all across the country to help people wherever they may be. You may watch the video, “Contractors […]READ MORE
Under the law you have the right the absolute right to a doctor of your own choosing that is a specialist in whatever injury may occur.
Now when you’re talking about overseas contractors it’s even worse. What happens is you’re overseas at the mercy of the company and they send you to whatever doctor they have on their payroll or whatever doctor that they have that they’ve associated with.READ MORE
I’ve had clients that have been treated fairly, of course hoping that I’ll have something to do with that, but then all of a sudden after seven, eight years they get an independent medical exam from a doctor that has never seen my clients.
They’re called peer reviews they review records and they say hey no problem, this person should be up and running by now, it’s been too long. Boom, you’re cutoff. With no fair notice, no warning.READ MORE
I’ve even had people wait by a payphone and give me the number, and the time that they would be there, and I called the pay phone.
So, we’ve done many different things like this through our experiences and we completely understand the apprehension that you could have especially when you are overseas.READ MORE
There are basically hundreds of regulations that are attached to the Defense Base Act and the Longshore act that actually interpret the law so you’d have to read and know thousands of cases. Garfinkel Schwartz only practices Defense Base Act lawREAD MORE
Titusville, FL longshore attorney and DBA attorney with Garfinkel Schwartz Brian Wiklendt talks about the tricks that insurance companies pull to deny claims. The only way to fight an insurer fairly is with an experienced Defense Base Act and Longshore Act attorney.READ MORE
Garfinkel Schwartz works with clients who have had their medical claims denied by insurance companies. Only an experienced attorney can handle Defense Base Act claims. The DBA provides medical coverage and pay, yet from the moment benefits are paid, insurers will try to minimize them unless you have an attorney who will fight for you.READ MORE
Garfinkel Schwartz, P.A., a Defense Base Act and Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation law firm has offices in Maitland FL and Titusville FL. Since 2003, Garfinkel Schwartz has helped longshore men and civilian contractors to regain denied medical benefits, compensation for injuries received on the jobREAD MORE
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